The HEX Files



Cheetahs a pretty synonymous with Africa, that or delicious puffed cheese snacks. But what if I told you that cheetahs used to be all over the place, maybe even with a North American relative?

We're taught a lot of stuff in history class, but how much of our own history is really taught to us properly? Nathan recently stumbled upon a post that was definitely not in any highschool history book, Fascism at home. We take a bit of time to go over one bit of solitary history in America.

Cleaned the house, making notes of repairs that need to be done, things that need improvementMade a "cleansing spray" to try and get rid of any bad energy from the previous owners ( a divorced couple and their two teenagers who drew all over their bedrooms and peeled chunks of paint off the walls)Cinnamon (wealth, protection) roses (love, healing,...



Nathan had a bad time over the holidays. Food poisoning aside, the hiccups that came with it had to be the worst part about the whole ordeal. This lead to a bit of dive into why hiccups happen, what people think is happening when you get hiccups and the kind of remedies offered both by the doctor and the internet...

From "In Defense of the Nation: Syphilis, North Carolina's 'Girl Problem' and World War I" by Karin L. Zipf

The holidays come with all sorts of different traditions. Be it from family to family, friends groups, communities, or countries, everyone seems to have their own interesting twists. One thing that caught our attention was that rollerskating became a thing for a while in Venezuela. Nathan digs into this briefly and the assumed inspiration behind...

Cold Plunges


I have vivid memories of 90s ads for the Polar Plunge in Anchorage when I was a kid. I think my grandpa did one or two, but I always remember looking at people gearing up to jump into icy water and thinking



In Austria and Bavaria, Dec 5th + 6th are special days, these are the days that Krampus visits children. The rest of the month is primarily dedicated to Santa, but on the week leading up to January 5th, that's when the Perchten rule in the name of Perchta.

Brother XII


If you want to talk about cult leaders, sometimes all you need to do is look in your own backyard. Edward Arthur Wilson or Brother XII as he referred to himself as, started off a regular Joe who worked as a navigator. He would eventually settle on Vancouver Island and start a cult called the Aquarian Foundation, stealing money from...

Nellie Bly


ON the 22d of September I was asked by the World if I could have myself committed to one of the asylums for the insane in New York, with a view to writing a plain and unvarnished narrative of the treatment of the patients therein and the methods of management, etc. Did I think I had the courage to go...